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unlikelier, comparative; unlikeliest, superlative;
  1. Not likely to happen, be done, or be true; improbable
    • - an unlikely explanation
    • - it is unlikely that they will ever be used
    • - the change is unlikely to affect many people

  1. improbable: not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"
  2. has little chance of being the case or coming about; "an unlikely story"; "an unlikely candidate for reelection"; "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"
  3. improbable: having a probability too low to inspire belief
  4. (unlikeliness) unlikelihood: the improbability of a specified outcome
  5. Controversial.  Laughable.  Yet, after several years of development, their research begat the Dramatica software, which has been bestowed with some of the most incredible accolades of any creative writing tool.  The Dramatica software was even granted a patent by the US Patent Office!
  6. seeming untrue, implausible, or unlikely ( often used ironically )
  7. less than 50% chance of something happening
  8. not likely to be right or successful.